Monday, April 27, 2015

April Almost Gone

It has been a very long time since I posted. My daughter & family moved in to my home (my sewing room) in December and out again in February to a lovely home just a few miles up the street. They are doing great and expecting a second son in June.

I have been looking for my sewing stuff and Mojo ever since. LOL! I managed to finish one quilt that has been on my bucket list for years. This one was for my MIL, AJ. She is a very lovely woman. I love her dearly. Her birthday is today. She turned 87. I mailed her quilt out a few weeks ago to be sure it would get there in time. When I started cleaning up the other day, I realized that if I pieced the fabric I had left over from the backing, there would be enough for 2 pillowcases. DH dropped them in the mail on Thursday night. Thank you USPS for Priority mail! They arrived today.

AJ is thrilled with her quilt and her pillowcases!

The pattern is from Bonnie Hunters Free Pattern tab  at Quiltville.
It is called Sister's Choice. I used 2 inch strips instead of 2 1/2 inch strips. I really like it!

Now to make a baby quilt  for newest qrandson arriving in June.

I have been on the hunt for vintage sewing machines. Bonnie gave me the itch! Did you get it too?

I have acquired my first ever 1935 Singer treadle. Her name is Hattie after the original owner. Cost $85.00. It was very stiff and needed a good cleaning but hums along beautifully.

The cabinet is rough but strong. Middle drawer hanging down on  left side. Rest of drawers are fine. Just needed a little TLC. She sews very nice stitches. I just need to get the rhythm. So far I can treadle with my right foot but have to be careful not to run over my left foot. OUCH! Its going to take a lot of practice.

Happy Quilting

Aileen in Florida!

1 comment:

  1. Very nice quilt. The new sewing machine looks awesome!